Category: School News

Bon Voyage Mr Beighton and Ms Swann!
Bon Voyage Mr Beighton and Ms Swann!

During our final assembly of 2019, we said a fond farewell to two members of staff who are moving onto ventures new.

Firstly, Ms Swann is leaving us having temporarily taken the helm so admirably to steer class 3 whilst Mrs Hollingshead was on maternity leave. A big thank you for all your efforts and we wish you all the very best in your next venture.

Secondly, we bid farewell to Mr Beighton who has been with Mercenfeld since 2011. Mr Beighton has been an amazing member of our team with a very resilient attitude to all the challenges that have faced him while working here. From ICT gliches and dying computers; production lighting to sound systems; too little disk space to overworked internet! These are to name but a few that have reared their ugly heads, it’s a wonder he found the time to teach!

As a tribute, Charlie challenged him to a Mastermind round on his favourite subject, ICT. They were challenging questions and we won’t mention his score. Mya read a poem she had written about joining his class and how it made her feel. Brought a tear to many an eye in the hall. Thank you both for making it special for Mr Beighton.

Thank you so much Mr Beighton, we will miss your booming voice, cheerful demeanor, upbeat attitude and the competitive spirit that has underpinned many aspects of Mercenfeld. Good luck in your new career as an author!

 

 

Autumn Term House Point Totals
Autumn Term House Point Totals

This has been an amazing term for house points, the highest achieved since we started the scheme so a huge well done to everyone! WE are pleased to announce the final scores for both this week and for the Autumn Term. They are as follows;

 

Weekly total:

First place: Charnwood 106 points

Second place: Bradgate 101Points

Third place: Swithland 100 points

Fourth place: Bosworth 90 points

This means the final totals for this term are;

Termly total:

First place: Charnwood 2054 points

Second place: Swithland 1968 Points

Third place: Bosworth 1860 points

Fourth place: Bradgate 1748  points

Well done to everyone and especially Charnwood who have headed the race for much of this term. We hope you enjoyed your little treat break time?

Remember, it could be your team next time so keep going with all your efforts in everything you do!

KS1 Reading Challenge Totals
KS1 Reading Challenge Totals

The KS1 Reading Challenge winners were announced in our assembly today along with the top readers for KS1. Well done to Oli, Olivia, Ellie and Zoe. Your names were entered in a draw for a winning prize and the lucky person was Oli. Well done you!. We will resume again after Christmas so keep reading over the holidays, it all counts especially those new books Santa may give you.

The final class reading totals for KS1 are as follows;

KS1 Reading Challenge totals:

Class 6 = 621  

Class 5 = 1136    1st 

Class 4 = 501 

Class 3 = 618

Class 2 = 1000  2nd  

Class 1 = 986     3rd

 

KS2 Reading Challenge Results
KS2 Reading Challenge Results

The KS2 Reading Challenge winners were announced in our assembly today along with the top readers for KS2. Well done to Alexia, Yahya, Evie, Jessica, Charles, Thomas, Alethea, Ollie, Brandon, Megan, Hamzah, Sylvia, Albie, Thomas, Isaac, Alyssa and Neve. Your names were entered in a draw for £10 vouchers and those lucky two children were Neve and Evie! Well done to both of you. We will resume again after Christmas so keep reading over the holidays, it all counts especially as only four reads decided first and second place!

 

The final reading totals for KS2 are as follows;

KS2 Reading Challenge totals:

Class 14 = 698 1st 

Class 13 = 485  

Class 12 = 618   

Class 11 = 585

Class 10 = 519

Class 9 = 570

Class 8 = 651   3rd

Route to Resilience Champions KS2 Assembly 13.12.19
Route to Resilience Champions KS2 Assembly 13.12.19

This week, the ‘Route to Resilience Champions were chosen from each class in KS2 and awarded their certificates during our special assembly. All of the champions have demonstrated so many of the R2R words during this half term and it was wonderful to see this recognised. Characteristics such as honesty, trustworthiness, empathy, resilience, teamwork, integrity, self-regulation; the list goes on. It was wonderful to see the smiles of pride on the parents’ faces of those who could join us. Remember children, show those characteristics next term and it could be you!

Great news hot off the press! Our Dodgeball team have made it through to the final in March after last night’s semi-final. A huge well done to the six members of the team and we’re all rooting for you in the final. Go Mercenfeld! 

Two of our older girls shared their trophies awarded to them last weekend for a Netball competition and Horse riding event that involved competitors from across the county. Well done for coming first and second respectively and for speaking so confidently in assembly about your achievements! Keep it up!

 

House Point Totals 13.12.19
House Point Totals 13.12.19

House Point Totals:

Phew! I can’t keep up with this, first and second keep flipping places each week. Goodness knows how it will all end up next week? Watch this space!

Weekly total:

First place: Charnwood 143 points

Second place: Swithland 141 Points

Third place: Bosworth 140 points

Fourth place: Bradgate 135 points

This means the new updated term totals are;

Termly total:

First place: Charnwood 1948 points

Second place: Swithland 1868 Points

Third place: Bosworth 1770 points

Fourth place: Bradgate 1647 points

Goodness knows how it will all end up next week? Watch this space!

House Point Totals 6.12.19
House Point Totals 6.12.19

House Point Totals:

It’s all swap places this week on the weekly scores so well done to those who have put the extra teamwork and effort in to move their team up! 

Weekly total:

First place: Swithland 111 points

Second place: Charnwood 101 Points

Third place: Bosworth 89 points

Fourth place: Bradgate 82 points

This means the new updated term totals are;

Termly total:

First place: Charnwood 1805 points

Second place: Swithland 1727 Points

Third place: Bosworth 1630 points

Fourth place: Bradgate 1542 points

Not long left so come on teams, keep on with the fantastic effort!

KS2 ‘Stars of the Week’ 6.12.19

The theme for this week was ‘problem-solving’ and our stars were recognised for their improved capabilities of this skill across the curriculum. All have ‘gone the extra mile’ in their efforts so well done. Other R2R skills including creativity, reasoning, engagement and resilience were noted for many of the children selected and if you get the chance, ask them about why they are our ‘Stars of the Week’ and what they did to earn it?

Don’t forget, we will be awarding our ‘Route to Resilience’ champions this week for this half term. 

Reading Challenge Scores
Reading Challenge Scores

The Reading Challenge has now separated into two leagues; KS1 and KS2. KS1 are compiling a termly total and KS2 are compiling their half termly scores from the October break.

KS2 Reading Challenge totals:

Class 14 = 447   

Class 13 = 441  

Class 12 = 498  1st  

Class 11 = 342

Class 10 = 436

Class 9 = 189

Class 8 = 489   2nd 

Class 7 = 487   3rd

KS1 are currently updating theirs and will be collated next week.

KS2 Stars of the Week

The theme for this week was ‘problem-solving’ and our stars were recognised for their improved capabilities of this skill across the curriculum. All have ‘gone the extra mile’ in their efforts so well done. Other R2R skills including creativity, reasoning, engagement and resilience were noted for many of the children selected and if you get the chance, ask them about why they are our ‘Stars of the Week’ and what they did to earn it?

Don’t forget it could be you next week if you demonstrate your prowess in ‘problem-solving’.